A Sullivan County deputy is in serious condition after a suspect shot him in northeast Tennessee, officials said.
Sullivan County Deputy Steve Hinkle is being treated at a hospital, Sullivan County Sheriff's Office spokesman Andy Seabolt told the Bristol Herald-Courier.
The suspect was later found dead inside his home, according to authorities.
The suspect had barricaded himself in a house on Highway 394, which law enforcement had surrounded, WCYB-TV reported.
Several law enforcement agencies, including the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, were on the scene. At least one road near a Dollar General store in Blountville has been blocked off.
MEDIA: TBI Agents are responding to the scene of an officer-involved shooting in the 2600 block of Highway 11W in Sullivan County. Additional details will be shared when possible.— TBI (@TBInvestigation) February 23, 2019
BREAKING: officials say a Sullivan County deputy has been injured in this active shooter situation and has been taken to a medical center. Officials would not comment on the severity of the injury pic.twitter.com/FsuJ3dS9hj— Ellie Romano WCYB (@Ellie_Romano) February 23, 2019
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